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Eye on Annapolis

Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Fenced-off funds may lead to standoff between Hogan, Democrats (access required)

Hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid could be in jeopardy as Gov. Larry Hogan considers whether he will release money set aside by the General Assembly. The legislature fenced off the money earlier this year — effectively barring Hogan ...

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Hogan urges Trump administration not to delay release of Tubman $20 bill (access required)

Gov. Larry Hogan is calling on the U.S. Treasury to reconsider a decision to delay the release of a redesigned $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman. Hogan, in a letter released Tuesday, called on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to rescind a ...

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Md. lawmakers press for delay in toll road expansion plan (access required)

Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers are asking the Board of Public Works to delay a vote on a plan that could lead to a toll lane expansion of two highways in the D.C. area. The letter released Monday is the latest effort ...

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Md. lawmakers say appointments to handgun permit board won’t save it (access required)

Sponsors of vetoed legislation abolishing the Handgun Permit Review Board praised the qualifications of three new appointments to that panel but say it’s unlikely the board will survive. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican in his second term, announced five candidates to ...

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House Republicans ask Hogan to withhold funding for the BSO (access required)

Republicans in the House of Delegates are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to withhold state funding for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra until the orchestra can provide a sustainable financial plan. The orchestra Thursday announced it would shorten its season, including eliminating ...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation calls for legal action against Pennsylvania (access required)

A leading environmental group is calling for stronger federal enforcement and potential litigation against Pennsylvania if that state does not improve its efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. A status report on a six-state compact to improve the water ...

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Hogan announces more vetoes, including handgun permit measure (access required)

A bill abolishing the board that oversees appeals of concealed carry handgun permits has been vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The bill was one of nearly a dozen passed by the General Assembly in 2019 that Hogan announced he will ...

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Hogan allows clean energy bill to become law without his signature (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation mandating greater use of wind and solar for electricity in Maryland will become law without the signature of Gov. Larry Hogan. The announcement Wednesday comes on the same day the Republican governor announced the cancellation of a ...

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‘There’s still some suspense left’ (access required)

The fate of nearly 300 bills passed in the 2019 General Assembly session will be decided by the end of the week. A ceremony in Annapolis Thursday will be the last bill-signing event for the 2019 session. A spokesman for Gov. ...

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Franchot wants Md. to divest from Alabama following abortion law (access required)

A controversial Alabama abortion law is drawing ire in Maryland and a call for the state to review its investments in the southern state with an eye toward divestment. The Alabama legislation, which is seen as a potential challenge to ...

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